Old Pulteney 11-year-old whic

Overall rating
86.93/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB156601
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Bottling serie
Landscape of Taste
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles
168
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
22 apr 2020 1:01 pm by Mr.Edradour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87.45

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16 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Old Pulteney 11-year-old whic

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.93 points.

  1. Gomez1981 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    All in all a great barrel that whic.de chose here as an independent bottler. With EUR 75 as the issue price it is fairly priced these days.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Liège delicacy (pear / apple herb), roasted nuts, nougat, date, somewhat floral

      The nose changes again and again over time and also some water and gives new impressions.

      Quite complex, but in my opinion no classic sherry ripening like PX or Oloroso. Not everyone will like it that much, because the flavors are somewhat special, but this very dense and intense apple herb note really picks me up. I could smell that forever.

      Glass used: Glencairn
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy, salty note, maritime, dry, astringent.

      Here the Old Pulteney distillery character comes through nicely, taking on the maritime character.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length, spicy, a bit bitter

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  3. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The honey note at the very beginning in the smell was very nice. However, it really takes a lot of time and attention. The sherry ripening takes a bit of time until it shows up. The maritime notes, such as With the 17-year-old but also with the 2006 I didn't have that concise here. On the other hand, it showed itself in the mouth and in the finish with a nice oak load and thus similar to the 17y, although this Old Pulteney can come up with more fruit and sweetness. All in all, it's a nice whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The 11 year old is presented in honey gold color with a thin film of oil on the edge of the glass. For the first time without water, there is a lot of honey and vanilla immediately. Seldom had such an intense honey note. The creamy honey sweetness combines with aromas of ripe yellow fruits such as pears and apples - and apricots are also available. Then you need a somewhat longer rest period in the glass. Then the fruits change color - they become more reddish. The sherry barrel in the post-maturation now shows up. The strong honey sweetness decreases, nuts and oak are now more noticeable. A certain minerality can also be seen.
      With water it becomes darker fruity with plums and nuts. The sherry influence becomes clearer.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very creamy mouthfeel. The sweetness of honey together with the light fruits is also immediately present in the taste. It continues tingly and spicy in the mouth - almost a bit hot and peppery. Nutmeg and ginger. It becomes rounder with water. The sweetness and the fruit aromas mix with the slightly peppery note to create a harmonious whole.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The tingling and warming, but also the sweet fruity taste components move hand in hand towards the finish. It becomes slightly astringent at the front of the gum line. The aromatic oak is noticeable longer than espresso. Generally more of a medium-long finish.

  4. Abadon05 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very similar data for a local dealer bottling from Signatory: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/143830/old-pulteney-2008-sv

    Did you use the same barrel / the same barrels?

  5. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really tasty and exciting Old Pulteney. The maritime distillery character is beautifully preserved despite the finishing in sherry casks forming a nice counterpoint to the sweet-fruity, chocolaty and spicy aromas from the wood. By adding water the Old Pulteney opens up and brings out more fruit aromas.

    I thank whic (Whiskycircle) for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/05/11/old-pulteney-11yo-2020-whic-landscape-of-taste/
    • Nose
      Fresh on the nose with a little salty sea air. Then sherry aromas spread with dates, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. In the background, nougat with some oak spice resonates. The alcohol is well integrated and not pungent at all.
    • Taste
      Bold start on the palate. Here the high alcohol content of this cask strength bottling becomes noticeable. Slightly maritime with a peppery note, followed by a gradual sweetness with dates, cinnamon, a little dark chocolate and roasted aromas of dark bread towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The warming finish shows a medium length with creamy fruit notes, nutmeg, subtle white pepper and a touch of dry oak.

      With water: Much more fruity on the nose after adding a few drops of water. Peach with aniseed and some cinnamon. Again very fresh and slightly maritime. On the palate also fruity and prickling with dates, milk chocolate and warming spices. The finish remains medium length with creamy fruit notes, brown sugar, dark chocolate and a hint of dry oak.

  6. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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